The Commemorative Peals

1.

Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Saturday, 1 November 2014 in 2h 47 (12)

5040 Stedman Doubles

1 David C. Brown (C)

2 Faith J. Pearce

3 Simon A. Rudd

4 Ben Trent

5 Richard P. J. Carter

6 Peter J. Trent

Rung half-muffled to commemorate the death 100 years ago today of Sgt John William "Charles" Cremer, 4.4.1869-1.11.1914, the first Ryburgh man to die in the First World War. Sgt Cremer joined the Army in 1888; he served in the 44th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He met his death at Polygon Wood near Ypres from enemy shell fire.

To hear 2 minutes of the peal click here

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Sunday, 24 May 2015 in 2h 47 (12)

5040 Minor

3m: 1, Norfolk S., 2,4,6 Plain Bob, 3,5,7 Cambridge S
 
1  Rosalind J. Burrough
2Janet House
3Richard P.J. Carter
4Peter J. Trent
5Simon A.Rudd (C)
6Ben Trent
 

Rung half-muffled to commemorate the death 100 years ago today of Pte.Ernest William Thompson, 10/3/1894- 24/5/1915, the second Ryburgh man to die in the First World War. Pte. Thompson enlisted in September 1914 and joined the 1st Norfolks on May 1st 1915. He met his death after less than 1 month, "sniped through the brain", between Hooge and the Ypres Canal at Hollebeke

To hear 2 minutes of the peal click here

 

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3.

Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Thursday, 18th June 2015 in 2h 52 (12)

5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor

(7 extents)
 
1  Rosemary Ditchman
2Janet House
3    
James Hughes
4Peter J. Trent
5Simon A.Rudd (C)
6George M. Salter
 

Rung half-muffled to mark the centenary of the death of   Rifleman Guy Wade Burtenshaw, who died of his wounds at Bailleul in France on 18th June, 1915. This is the third in the 'Think and Thank' series of peals to mark the anniversary of every Ryburgh man killed in the Great War.

 

To hear 2 minutes of the peal click here

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association
Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew
Thursday, 13 August 2015 in 2h 52 (12–0–16 in G)
5040 Surprise Minor
(7 methods: 1 extent each London, Carlisle, York, Beverley, Hull, Cambridge, Norwich)
 
1Peter J. Trent
2David C. Brown
3Colin M. Turner
4Alan Regin
5Peter J. Sawyer
6Richard P. J. Carter (C)
 
Rung half-muffled in memory of Harold Douglas Palmer Comer of this parish, Pte 17338 3rd Norfolk and Pte 20599 1st Essex Regiments, 20 June 1888 - 13 August 1915, who was killed     when the RMT Royal Edward was sunk while en route to Gallipoli by a German submarine.
 
 
 
                              To hear 2 minutes of the peal click here
 
 

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Norwich Diocesan Association
Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew
Thursday, 5 November 2015 in 2h 45 (12–0–16 in G)
5040 Treble Dodging Minor
7 methods, 1 extent each: Rochester S, Norfolk S, Kent TB, Bourne S, York S, Beverley S, Norwich S
 
1Peter Trent
2James Hughes
3Janet House
4Ben Trent
5Simon A. Rudd
6Richard P. J. Carter (C)
 

Rung half-muffled to mark the centenary of the death of Frank Noel Tuff           sometime resident of Great Ryburgh. Noel Tuff was born in Rochester, Kent on the 26th of November 1889. He went to school in Beckenham and then attended Malvern College and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he studied law. He met and married a Great Ryburgh woman called Muriel Smith and then in June 1915 he joined the East Kent Yeomanry and was sent to the Dardanelles. He was involved and seriously injured in an explosion at Helles and later died in hospital, in Malta, on November 5th, 1915.

 

 

 

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Thursday, 24 December 2015 in 2h 58 (12)

5040 Cambridge Surprise Minor

Janet House

Rosalind J. Burrough

Peter J. Trent

David C. Brown (C)

5 Simon J. T. Smith

Richard P. J. Carter

Rung half-muffled in memory of Private 18111 Edgar Phillip Huckins, 1st Btn. Grenadier Guards, born 1879, died in action at the River Lys in France on Christmas Eve 1915. One of a series of peals commemorating each man from this parish who died during WW1.

     

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association
Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew
Sunday, 5 June 2016 in 2h 43 
 
5040 Surprise Minor
(7 methods: 1 extent each London, Carlisle, Beverley, Bourne, Westminster, Cambridge and Norwich)
1Gillian H. Knox
2Ruth Curtis
3David C. Brown (C)
4Simon A. Rudd
5Neil M. Thomas
6Paul F. Curtis
Rung half-muffled in memory of Ship's Corporal George Harry Bond, 20/6/1881-5/6/1916, who died following the sinking of HMS Hampshire on which he was serving at the time. The same sinking claimed the life of British Commander-in-Chief Lord Kitchener. One of a series of peals commemorating every man from this parish who was killed in WW1.
 
 
To hear a short sound file of the peal click Here
 
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Oxford Diocesan Guild
Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew
Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in 2h 47
 
5040 Surprise Minor
(7 methods: 1 extent each  Carlisle, Westminster,Bourne, London,Beverley, Cambridge and Norwich)
1Patricia M. Newton
2Janet E. John
3David C. Brown (C)
4Graham G. Firman
5Robert H. Newton
6Graham A. C. John

Rung half-muffled in memoriam Private 13321 Arthur William Allison of this village, 8th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, who died in action on the Somme 100 years ago today.

 

                     

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Oxford Diocesan Guild
Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew St Thomas' Chapel
Wednesday, 20th July 2016 in 2h 52 (17)
 
5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
composed by Richard J Angrave
1-2      Patricia M. Newton
3-4      Graham A. C. John
5-6      David C. Brown (C)
7-8      Graham G. Firman
9-10    Katherine J. Firman
11-12  Robert H. Newton
 
Rung in memoriam Private 201398 William Ainger Howman of this parish, 1/4th Suffolk Regiment, Aug 1885-July 20, 1916, killed in action on the Somme 100 years ago today.
The peal was rung on a set of handbells made pre-WW1 and previously owned by Alfred Grimes, one of the leading ringers of his day.
 
 
 

To hear 2 minutes of the peal click here

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association
Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew
Wednesday, 27th. July 2016 in 2h 52 
 
5040 Surprise Minor
(7 methods: 1 extent each London, Carlisle, York, Surfleet, Bourne, Cambridge and Norwich)
1David Cubitt
2Janet House
3James Hughes
4Jeremy W. Spiller
5Robert N. Harris
6Richard P. J. Carter
 
Rung half-muffled in memoriam Pte. 12916 Frederick Green (December 10th.1896 - 27th July 1916). He first entered the war in France on May 12th.1915 and was the third Great Ryburgh soldier to become a victim of the infamous battle at Delville Wood, a part of the Somme offensive which began on July 1st 1916. This is the tenth in the series of peals commemorating every man from this parish who was killed in WW1.
 
 
 
 
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Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Monday, 1 August 2016 in 2h 57 (12–0–16)

 

5040 Surprise Minor (7m)

1 extent each: Norfolk, London, Durham, Bourne, Beverley, Norwich, Cambridge.

 

1  Ian G. Campbell

2  Russell A. Brown

3  Frank W. Rivett

4  John P. Loveless

5  Peter J. Waterfield (C)

6  Alan Regin

 

Rung half-muffled in memoriam Private 13227 Albert Green, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment, of this village; who died in action on The Somme 100 years ago today.

 

 

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association
Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew
Friday, 9th. September 2016 in 2h 50 
 
5040 Surprise Minor
(7 methods: 1 extent each Wells, Norwich, London, Beverley York, Surfleet and Cambridge)
 
1Peter J. Trent
2Janet House
3Andrew J. Davey
4Stephen J. Day
5Guy W. Morton
6Peter J. Waterfield (C)
 
Rung half-muffled in memoriam Pte. 43307 Frederick William Baldwin Northamptonshire Regiment; killed in action at High Wood during the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago today.
 
 
 
 
 
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Norwich Diocesan Association
Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew
Saturday, 8th. October 2016 in 2h 52 
 
5040 Surprise Minor
(7 methods: 1extent each: Wells, Carlisle, Westminster, Ipswich, York, Norwich, Bourne)
 
1 Rosalind J. Burough
2 James Hughes
3 Faith J. Pearce
4 Simon A. Rudd
5 Ben Trent
6 Richard P. J. Carter (C)
 
Rung half-muffled to mark the centenary of the death of 650417 Acting Sergeant 2100 Joseph Chad Howman of 21st London Regiment 1st Surrey Rifles. After some months of recuperation in England in 1915 from wounds received he returned to the front on 9th October 1915 and lasted but one year until his presumed death on 8th October 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. We will remember them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                 
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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew
Wednesday, 2 November 2016 in 2:59 
5040 Minor
(5m: 1 extent each of Bourne S, Cambridge S, St Clements, Kent TB, 3 extents of Plain[2,4,6])
 
1Richard W. Johns
2Peter Trent
3James Hughes
4Guy W. Morton
5Simon A. Rudd (C)
6John P. Loveless
Rung half-muffled to the memory of Great Ryburgh man, Everard Hipkin, Private in the 8th Batallion of the Norfolk Regiment, who fell on 2nd November 1916.
 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew
Thursday, 2 March 2017 in 2:41 
5040 Surprise Minor
7m: 1 extent each of Beverley, Ipswich, London, Surfleet, Cambridge, Bourne, Norwich.
 
1Peter Trent
2James Hughes
3Guy W. Morton
4Simon A. Rudd (C)
5Richard P. J.Carter
6Ian J. Culham
Rung half-muffled to the memory of Pte. 41648 Herbert Albert Chastney of the !st Btn. Essex Regiment who gave his life for his country on 2nd March 1917
 

 

 

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Suffolk Guild

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew

Saturday 4th March 2017    in 2h 50 

5040  Minor

7m: 1 extent each of Kent TB, Bourne S, Durham S, Plain Bob, Ipswich S, Cambridge S, and  Norwich S.

1  Peter Trent

2  Amanda M. Richmond

3  David A. Potts

4  Jed Flatters

5  Nigel F. C. Gale

6  Michael G. Whitby (C)

Rung half-muffled to the memory of Pte. 19730 Robert William Barker of the 2nd. Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment who gave his life for his country on 4th March 1917. He was an N.D.A. probationer and one of the first Ryburgh villagers to learn to ring the bells at St Andrew’s following their installation in 1891.

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association
Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
St Andrew
Friday, 17th. March 2017 in 2h 52 
 
5040 Minor
(7 methods: 1extent each: Ipswich S. Norwich S. Cambridge S. Oxford T.B. Surfleet S. Bourne S. Plain Bob)
 
Nicholas A. Elks
2  Susan E. Marsden
3 James Hughes
4 Andrew J. Davey
5 Guy W. Morton
6 Richard P. J. Carter (C)
 

Rung half-muffled in memory of Pte. G/316575 Joseph Thomas Baker who was the 4th Ryburgh casualty of the month who died in France on March 14th 1917. He enlisted with the 7th Infantry Labour Company of the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. He went to France in February 1917 where he contracted pneumonia which led to his death just over a month later at the 43rd Casualty Clearing Station at Warlincourt in France. RIP.

 

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Thursday, 30 March 2017  in 2h 48 

5040 Surprise Minor

9m: 1 Rossendale,2 Cunecastre,3 Annable's London,4 Westminster,5 Beverley, Surfleet,6 Cambridge, Ipswich,7 Norwich

1 Peter Trent

2 James Hughes

3 Guy W. Morton

4 Simon J. T. Smith

5 Simon A. Rudd (C)

6 Richard P. J. Carter

Rung half-muffled to the memory of Pte Walter Francis Fenn, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment who gave his life for his country on 30th March, 1917.

 

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Sunday, 9 April 2017 in 2h 46 

5040 Minor

7m: 1 Extent each of, Bourne S., Double Oxford, Kent TB, St Clements, Cambridge S., Plain, Norwich S.

1 Simon J. T. Smith

2 Guy W. Morton

3 Peter Trent

4 Richard P. J. Carter

5 Simon A. Rudd (C)

6 David C. Brown

Rung half-muffled to the memory of Cpl. Herbert Walton Fox D.C.M., 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment who gave his life for his country on 9th April, 1917.

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 in 2h 53

5040 Minor

7m: 1 Extent each of, Beverley S., Double Oxford, Bourne S., St Clements, Cambridge S., Plain, Norwich S.

 

1 Richard W. Johns

2 Amanda M. Richmond

3 Peter Trent

4 John P. Loveless

5 Simon A. Rudd (C)

6 Ian J. Culham

Rung half-muffled to the memory of Pte Stanley Curson of 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment who gave his life for his country in Palestine on 19th April, 1917.

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Sunday, 23 April 2017 in 2h 52

5040 Minor

(7 methods: one extent each Norwich, Bourne, Cambridge, Kent and Plain Bob; 1440 Beverley and Surfleet)

1. Guy W. Morton

2. Lesley H. M. Boyle

3. Peter J. Trent

4. David C. Brown (C)

5. Stephen V. J. Bounds

6. Michael G. Whitby

Rung half-muffled to the memory of Corporal 14043 Percy Henry Neale, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment, wounded in action on April 22, 1917, died April 23, 1917, aged 21.

 

 

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Guild of St Cuileán

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew St Thomas' Chapel

Sunday, 23 April 2017 in 2h 27  (15)

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

Composed by Donald F Morrison (No 1455)

1–2 Katharine J. Firman

3–4 Emma J. Southerington

5–6 David C. Brown (C)

7–8 Graham G. Firman

9–10 Graham A. C. John

Rung to the memory of Sergeant 16082 Thomas Henry Allison, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment, killed in action in an attack on the Thelus Vimy Line on April 23, 1917, aged 27.

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Whissonsett, Norfolk

St Mary

Sunday, 23 April 2017 in 2h 33 (6–3–22 in A)

5040 Surprise Minor

(7 methods: one extent each Carlisle, Surfleet, London, Beverley, Bourne, Norwich, Cambridge)

1. Graham G. Firman

2. Janet E. John

3. Richard A. Turk

4. Graham A. C. John

5. Andrew J. Davey

6. Peter J. Waterfield (C)

Rung to the memory of Private G/8069 William John Hall, 1st Battalion Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, missing in action on April 23, 1917 and death accepted for official purposes as missing from that date.

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Wednesday, 3 May  2017 in 2h 50

5040 Minor

(One 1440 each Bourne S, Norwich S, Cambridge S; 720 Plain Bob)

1. Peter J. Waterfield

2. Peter J. Trent

3. James Hughes

4. Guy W. Morton

5. David C. Brown (C)

6. Richard P. J. Carter

Rung half-muffled to the memory of Pte. GS/50396 William John Framingham, 11th Btn. Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment, missing (death presumed) 100 years ago today near Neuville Vitasse, and commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Wednesday, 10 May  2017 in 2h 58

5040 Surprise Minor (7 Methods) 

One extent each of London, Durham, Annable's London, Westminster, Ipswich, Norwich and Cambridge

1. Peter J. Trent

2. June Mackay

3. John P. Loveless (C)

4. Peter J. Waterfield

5. Simon A. Rudd

6. Graham R. D. Lay

Rung half-muffled to mark the centenary of the death of Pte G/9287 Frederick J Bone, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, who died of wounds on May 10th 1917 whilst serving with the 6th Battalion at Arras. Remembered with Honour at the Etaples Military Cemetery.

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Thursday, 28 September 2017 in 2h 42

 

5040  Minor 

One extent each of London Scholar's Pleasure TB,Thelwall, Norwich S, Buxton b, Beverley S, Cambridge S Oxford TB

1. Peter J. Trent

2. Richard P.J.Carter

3. Andrew J. Davey

4. Timothy E. Barnaby

5. Simon A. Rudd (C)

6. Guy W. Morton

Rung half-muffled to the memory of Pte 26115 Charles Thomas Steward of 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, who gave his life for his country on 28th September 1917. He is buried in the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Thursday, 12 October 2017 in 2h 49

 

5040 Surprise Minor 

7 Methods: 1 extent each Beverley, Bourne, Cambridge, Carlisle, London, Norwich, Westminster

1. Andrew J. Davey

2. James Hughes

3. David C.Brown (C)

4. Stephen J. Day

5. Richard P.J.Carter

6. Simon A. Rudd 

Rung half-muffled in memory of Pte 235768 John Betts 8th Btn, York and Lancaster Regiment, killed on  October 12, 1917 near Polygon Wood and commemorated on Stone 126 of the Tyne Cot Memorial

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Sunday, 22 October 2017 in 2h 55

 

5040  Minor in seven methods

One extent each:  Double Court,  London Scholar's Pleasure T.B., Ipswich S,  Pinehurst Bob, Norwich S, Childwall Bob, Surfleet S.

1. Andrew J. Davey

2. Stephen W. Rabong

3. David C. Brown (C)

4. Richard P.J. Carter

5. Guy W. Morton

6. Simon A. Rudd

Rung half-muffled to the memory of Pte. 13497 John William Doy of 8th. Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, who gave his life for his country on 22nd October 1917. His body was never recovered for burial and thus is remembered on Stone No 34 of the Tyne Cot Memorial.

 

 

 

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Norwich Diocesan Association

Great Ryburgh, Norfolk

St Andrew

Saturday, 28th October 2017 in 2h 55

 

5040  Minor in three methods:

One extent each: 2160 Norwich S.,1440 Cambridge S., 1440 Plain Bob. 

1. Janet House

2. Rosalind J Burrough

3. David C. Brown (C)

4. Andrew J. Davey

5. Michael G. Whitby

6. Brian G. Meads

Rung half-muffled to the memory of Pte. 3/10195  Bertie John  Doy of 7th. Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, who gave his life for his country on 28th. October 1916. He died at the Lord Derby War Hospital in Warrington of wounds inflicted at "Bulls Run, near Flers" on October 13th 1916. He is buried in Brisley Churchyard.

 

 

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The Muffles were made specifically for this peal project with the help of HLF funding by Big Wilf's Muffles. Shown below is the half muffle for the No.2 bell, pictured on the complimetary embroidered storage bag which came with the muffle set.

 


 


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